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Encyclopedia > Henrico City (Virginia Company)

Henrico City (or citiie as it was then called) was one of four incorporations established in the Virginia Colony in 1619 by the proprietor, the Virginia Company. The plantations and developments were divided into four "incorporations" or "cities", as they were called. These were Charles City, Elizabeth City, Henrico City, and James City. The latter included the seat of government for the colony at Jamestown. Each of the four "citiies" (sic) extended across the James River, the main conduit of transportation of the era. The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony from sea to sea The Virginia Colony refers to the English colony in North America that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution. ... The 1606 grants by James I to the London and Plymouth companies. ... Charles City (or citiie as it was then called) was one of four incorporations established in the Virginia Colony in 1619 by the proprietor, the Virginia Company. ... Elizabeth City (or citiie as it was then called) was one of four incorporations established in the Virginia Colony in 1619 by the proprietor, the Virginia Company. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 547. ...


In 1634, under Royal authority, a portion became Henrico Shire, later Henrico County, Virginia. Although Henrico's most promising development, Sir Thomas Dale's Hencicus (also known as Henricopolis), was wiped out and not rebuilt after the Indian Massacre of 1622, the county seat remained near John Rolfe and Pocahontas' former home Varina Farms across the river survived, and remained county seat until 1752, when a new courthouse was built in Richmond. Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Richmond Area  - Total  - Water 634 km² (245 mi²) 17 km² (7 mi²) 2. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Richmond Area  - Total  - Water 634 km² (245 mi²) 17 km² (7 mi²) 2. ... Sir Thomas Dale was a British naval commander and colonial deputy-governor of Virginia. ... Indian massacre of 1622, depicted as a woodcut by Theodore de Bry The Indian massacre of 1622 (also known as the Jamestown massacre) occurred in the Virginia Colony on March 22, 1622. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... John Rolfe (c. ... A 1616 engraving of Pocahontas by Simon van de Passe, the only known portrait of Pocahontas made within her lifetime. ... Varina is a former town and current magisterial district in easternmost portion of Henrico County, Virginia, USA. It was named for Varina Farms, a plantation on the James River about 35 miles upstream from the Jamestown Settlement in the Virginia Colony, and across the river from Sir Thomas Dales... Flag Seal Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Location Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Virginia Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 62. ...


 
 

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